This is our gym.
Our walking classes are designed to offer challenging, low-impact workouts for people of all fitness abilities. You are welcome to try out one of our classes for no charge, to see if we’re what you’re looking for. Because we are committed to your success, we encourage you to complete a personal session with Coach Lee or to join one of our Intro/Refresh workshops within a few months of registering for walking class.
Courses are offered all year at a few great walking locations in Toronto.
Gentle Yoga classes
We believe yoga is the perfect complement to walking. The practice of yoga asanas increases mobility at joints and strengthens muscles. Finish with mindful quiet to enhance life.
Cozy up by the fire and unwind in the art-filled surroundings of the Drake Devonshire in the picturesque Wellington village of Prince Edward County, Ontario. We offer two delicious yoga retreats each year at this boutique hotel featured on Travel+Leisure’s IT LIST for 2015. Join us for three days of luxury and learning.
Dreaming about walking a marathon or half marathon? If you live outside the Greater Toronto Area, the next best thing to taking our programs is remote coaching.
Get Certified as a Walking Coach
Love sharing your love of walking? Our certification program will give you all the tools you need to start walking classes in your community.
Individual/Small Group Coaching
Work with Lee at your home or outside! If you live in the Greater Toronto Area, contact her for details.
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We hear this all the time. Selling fitness and wellness packages as a challenge imbues the experience as one we want to get over, get through…survive.
Almost five years ago we offered our first “No Sugar Challenge.” Ahead of the curve on this, we challenged ourselves to removing all added sugar from our diet for 21 days. We watched as everyone expressed relief when 21 days were over. They had survived.
This got us to thinking about how the word commitment is so much more powerful than the word challenge. Yes, there are challenges associated with finding, making, and eating real food without added sugars in our world of food products. If these challenges are met with commitment to sourcing and eating real food, it’s a game changer for life.
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Meet Lee Scott, Founder of WoW Power Walking
Lee is well known for her motivational and passionate work. She is often asked to share her love of power walking for fitness and marathons, yoga for balance, and eating for well being with both small and large groups. She continues to be invited to speak at marathons and fitness conferences across North America.
Lee Scott, B.A.Sc., M.A.
Lee trained to be a mechanical engineer, giving her a methodical and research-based approach to work in the health and fitness industry. A dynamic coach, she has been a fitness leader since 1995 and developed the WoW Power Walking® program in 2002, creating the Simple Secrets for a Great Walking Workout DVD-CD in 2006. She has coached thousands of walkers for fitness and marathons. She has power walked more than 100 distance events including 31 full marathons. Her personal best for the full marathon is 4:51:51 achieved at the 2011 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. In 2014, Lee was the overall winner of the women’s division in the two walk-only half marathons events offered in North America. She is also a 475-hour certified yoga instructor with the Mukti Yoga School. Her engaging presence and considerable knowledge of the latest research in exercise science and nutrition has made her a popular expert with the media and at conferences. Every day Lee is inspired by her clients who embrace the outdoors and who push themselves to explore their best selves.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
ACSM Health Summit, San Diego, April 6-9, 2017
Join Lee Scott and Michele Stanten for a Walk HIIT workout! Sixty minutes of high intensity interval training keeping one foot on the ground at all times!
Friday, April 7 noon-1pm
Friday April 7, 5:30-6pm
Sunday, April 9 6:30-7:30am
Big Sur International Marathon, April 29, 2017
Lee will be in Big Sur to power the walk the marathon on Sunday, April 30 for the 14th year. She is honoured and excited to once again participate in the Saturday race expo lunch time panel event contributing her walking expertise to the Q & A discussion.
IDEA World Convention, Las Vegas, July 19-23, 2017
Join Lee Scott for her workshop session, Make Walking a HIIT at the largest fitness professional convention in the world. Learn how high intensity interval training transforms walking into a workout! We’ll review walking biomechanics and apply principles of HIIT to create energizing walking workouts.
What our Clients are Saying…
Yoga classes with Lee are wonderful – a beginner feels welcome, learns, and is motivated to keep going. Meanwhile, yoga experts are encouraged and led to even stronger yoga practice. Highly recommended.Nancy R. Oakville
Lee is the walking coach’s coach. She has created a thorough curriculum that breaks down the walking pattern into four basic progressions, each presented with helpful cues and takeaways. Not only will you be a better walking coach at the end of the eight week course, you will be a stronger walking athlete yourself.Katie D., Austin, TX
Lee’s coaching makes all the difference for power walkers at all levels. Her proven methods of interval training and hill work, combined with her positive attitude and decades of experience, will prepare you for any race. Her great advice to “trust the training” carried me through a recent marathon. Above all, her classes are fun, friendly and inclusive.Dianne B., Toronto